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Category Archive: Pascal’s Wager

Jan 17 2011

“God Exists” and “The Bible Is True”

Following is a synopsis of some responses to a viewer mail we received from “Aaron.” I gave up hope that Aaron would be able to go very deeply into a dialog about his own beliefs, but felt it was worth recording for the edification of blog readers. Hello Aaron: This may be my last reply, …

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Oct 23 2010

What Does Appeal to Pascal’s Wager Really Say?

Is This about Me or You? Imagine this conversation: Woman 1: So, anyway, at the end of the argument I just told my husband I thought he was wrong. Woman 2: I can’t believe you said that. Aren’t you afraid he’ll hit you? When I put myself in Woman 1′s place, I have two immediate …

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Sep 06 2010

Something to read with your Monday morning coffee

Everyone loves a good beatdown of those two adorable sad-sack clowns, Ray Cameron and Kirk Comfort. (Or is that the other way around? Oh, who cares!) And here, a fine young atheist writer named Nathan Dickey provides one for your reading pleasure. Enjoy. Talking to Nathan on Facebook this morning, he brought up that he …

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Jun 20 2010

A Skeptic’s Wager?

I got this on my Facebook newsfeed, and wanted to share. It’s like a skeptic’s Pascal’s Wager, but works much better. The question came up as to whether it can be labeled with a catchy title like “Pascal’s Wager”? Any ideas? “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they …

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Apr 28 2009

How to Stack a Deck

Last night I watched three episodes of a program called “Paranormal State.” It is billed as “true stories of a team of paranormal researches from the Pennsylvania State University Paranormal Research Society.” One episode was of the variety I find most disturbing. It involved a young autistic boy. I won’t examine that particular episode, but …

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Jun 13 2008

Pascal’s Wager dies and is dead like a dead thing

Thanks to viewer Quinn Martindale for posting this quick snippet from a show this March in which Matt Dillahunty, in two minutes, says everything that needs to be said to destroy the most tired and banal argument for belief still making the rounds. You’d think most believers would have gotten the message that Pascal’s Wager …

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